North Central Idaho Grazing Conference set Jan. 10 in Lewiston

— Timely issues for agriculture producers will be in discussion at the 13th annual North Central Idaho Grazing Conference, set Jan. 10 in Lewiston.

The event will be held at the Williams Conference Center on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. The conference begins at 8 a.m. with a trade show featuring pasture and range equipment and supplies, followed by presentations beginning at 9 a.m.

The morning session will feature Ranching for Profit presented by Dave Pratt, president of Ranch Management Consultants from Fairfield, Calif. Pratt’s presentation will cover cell grazing, the three secrets for increasing profits, nature’s gross margin and ranching with nature.

The afternoon session will begin at 1 p.m. with a presentation by Dr. Ann Kennedy on bio-control of annual grasses. Dr. Kennedy is a scientist with the USDA-ARS in Pullman, Wash. The afternoon session will conclude with the Nelle Murray, Asotin County weed supervisor, presenting information on how they have controlled annual grassy weeds in her county.

Everyone is invited to attend the conference. Cost is $15 if you pre-register by Dec. 29. Cost at the door is $20. Registration includes lunch. Call the Idaho County NRCS office, 983-1046, to register.

The North Central Idaho Grazing Conference is being sponsored by the University of Idaho Extension System; Idaho Association of Conservation Districts, Division 2; Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Idaho State Soil Conservation Commission.

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